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View Poll Results: What was your first programming language?
Assembly 36 8.09%
C 17 3.82%
C++ 9 2.02%
C# 2 0.45%
COBOL 15 3.37%
Common Lisp 0 0%
Erlang 0 0%
Fortran 102 22.92%
Go 0 0%
Haskell 0 0%
Java 6 1.35%
Javascript 2 0.45%
Objective-C 0 0%
Perl 6 1.35%
PHP 3 0.67%
Python 10 2.25%
Ruby 1 0.22%
Rust 1 0.22%
Swift 0 0%
Other (Let us know in this thread) 60 13.48%
BASIC 158 35.51%
Pascal 17 3.82%
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Old 09-16-2020, 11:43 AM   #1
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What was your first programming language?


The LQ poll series continues. This time we want to know: What was your first programming language?

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Old 09-16-2020, 11:49 AM   #2
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Basic, I want to say fifth or sixth grade.
 
Old 09-16-2020, 11:53 AM   #3
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some kind of basic on ZX Spectrum and C64. but before that I used a TI 59 (if that counts).
 
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Old 09-16-2020, 11:53 AM   #4
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BASIC for me too...
 
Old 09-16-2020, 11:54 AM   #5
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How did you manage to forget to put BASIC as an option?
 
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The first language I actually worked in was FoxPro 3.0. Prior to that, I dabbled a little in Ansi C in college but never pursued it because at that time I was not interested in coding.
 
Old 09-16-2020, 11:59 AM   #7
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BASIC has been added.

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Old 09-16-2020, 12:03 PM   #8
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Commodore PET Basic, yes I am that old
 
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Old 09-16-2020, 12:05 PM   #9
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BASIC has been added.

--jeremy
too late, already voted...
 
Old 09-16-2020, 12:12 PM   #10
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Introduction to Fortran by the esteemed Stephen C. Plumb.

https://sites.google.com/site/cardal...rtran-35145415

I read this book and was hooked!

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Old 09-16-2020, 12:20 PM   #11
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first programming language

The first programming language I used was Pascal in 1967
 
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Old 09-16-2020, 12:21 PM   #12
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My first programming language was a calculator language, that of the Victor 4800.

There was a time in the mid-1970s in which programmable calculators were the least expensive "computers" that were Turing-complete and able to solve real problems.
Ed

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Old 09-16-2020, 12:22 PM   #13
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Paper punch cards.
The languages I used at the time were two custom ones by Wang for one system and by Raytheon for another system. Eventually did move to BASIC and then PASCAL.
 
Old 09-16-2020, 12:24 PM   #14
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Basic on DOS....
 
Old 09-16-2020, 12:25 PM   #15
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Applesoft Basic (IMKO-2/Pravetz-82 - Apple II clone). But immediately with Basic I had to learn some Assembler 6502, because of the computer architecture. It wasn't possible to write really complex and usable (fast enough) program without asm subroutines.
 
  


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